23 September 2022
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced a ‘mini-budget’ in the UK which included cuts for income tax, national insurance, corporate tax, stamp duty land tax and more.
The headline announcements are as follows:
•The basic rate of income tax will be cut by 1% to 19% from April 2023.
•The 45% income tax rate will be abolished, so the top rate of income tax will be 40%, from April 2023.
•The level at which house-buyers begin to pay stamp duty land tax is doubled from £125,000 to £250,000, and will be £425,000 for first-time buyers.
•The planned rise to corporation tax rates from 19% to 25% has been scrapped.
•The 1.25% rise in National Insurance will be reversed from 6 November 2022.
•More than 40 new investment zones in England with relaxed planning rules and reduced business taxes will be introduced.
•VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors.
There are also various duty cuts, the cap on bankers’ bonuses being lifted and other proposed changes.
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